La Casa Lobo (The Wolf House), the feature film of the Chilean artist duo Cristóbal León & Joaquín Cociña won two prizes at the International Film Festival of Valdivia in Chili. They won Best Cinematography an the Public Prize, meaning that the film was the favorite from the international competition.
Read more about other awards and prizes for La Casa Lobo here.
Upstream Gallery will present La Casa Lobo at Art Basel Miami Beach 2018.
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La Casa Lobo tells the story of Maria, a young refugee stationed in southern Chile after escaping from a sect. The film is inspired by Colonia Dignidad, a secretive and controversial sect in southern Chile established in the sixties by German immigrants. León & Cociña tell the story as if they were part of the sect. They pretend to be Colonia Dignidad’s animation film company and make the film as an indoctrinating fairy tale.
For the incredibly time-consuming production process of the film, the duo initiated a nomadic studio project setting up temporary workshops in museums and other art institutions. Starting at Upstream Gallery in 2013 during their exhibition Flowers, the studio has traveled to Casa Maauad in Mexico City, Modern Art Museum Buenos Aires, Contemporary Art Museum of Chile and the Media Arts Biennale in Santiago de Chile among other locations. Each time, La Casa Lobo was presented as a work in progress. And by making the set part of the exhibition, the working process itself is turned into an artwork.Publication date: 16 Oct '18